Thursday, May 30, 2019

Blue Skies 1 and Grey Skies 1 - Two Works in Progress

We started the day with a foggy morning which gradually cleared to give us a beautiful blue sky.

But that was not to last, by the afternoon it changed to a grey sky, which progressed into a thunderstorm.

I thought I would paint the changing skies so I started with the blue sky.

I wet the paper and dropped Antwerp blue into the top of the sky and lightened with water toward the bottom.

Blue Skies 1

I then set this one aside to dry.

For the second painting which was the grey sky before the rain started falling.

I wet the paper and using a mix of French ultramarine blue and burnt sienna I brushed in the cloudy sky leaving some areas of white showing.

I wanted to put a bird in the sky, but I put it in when the paper was too wet and it bled.

Grey Skies 1

I will post both of these paintings at a later date once I decide which scene at the farm I want to put in the foreground.